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Parks, Bridges, Hotels to Serve as Summer Cooling Centers for Elderly amid Pandemic

Parks, Bridges, Hotels to Serve as Summer Cooling Centers for Elderly amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments are turning to parks, shaded areas under bridges and hotels in their latest attempt to provide elderly citizens relief from sweltering summer heat while keeping new coronavirus infection risks low. Every summer, local community centers for the elderly are converted into air-conditioned cooling centers as daytime highs [...]

Local Governments Pushing to Hand Out Additional Pandemic Relief Money

Local Governments Pushing to Hand Out Additional Pandemic Relief Money

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Several local governments are again planning to dole out pandemic relief funds to help their residents cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, informed officials said Saturday. The government of Daegu, the city hit hard by a massive COVID-19 outbreak months earlier, announced a plan earlier this [...]

S. Korea’s Local Gov’ts Speed Up Cooperation with N. Korea

S. Korea’s Local Gov’ts Speed Up Cooperation with N. Korea

BUSAN/SUWON, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments in South Korea are accelerating various exchange and cooperation projects with North Korea amid the improving inter-Korean relationship. Busan’s Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs Yoo Jae-soo, Gyeonggi Province’s Vice Governor for Peace Lee Hwa-young and Sejong City’s Vice Mayor for Political Affairs Lee Kang-jin have returned from [...]

Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the temperatures continuing to rise nationwide, local governments are doing their best to keep their communities cool. From automatic shades that spread open when sensors detect a rise in temperatures to special rooftop paint that reflects sunlight, everyone is chipping in to help lower the temperature by even [...]